mindbody symptoms

Common Medical Conditions Caused By Stress

(Taken, and adapted, from https://ppdassociation.org/symptoms)

The more symptoms you have, the more places in your body they’re located, and the more variable they are in severity over time, then the more likely it is that Psychophysiologic Disorder (aka PPD, TMS or MindBody syndrome) is a contributing factor. Conditions that commonly have a significant contribution from PPD include (but are not limited to) those listed below:

CHRONIC PAIN SYMPTOMS

Fibromyalgia
Tension headaches
Migraine headaches
Back pain
Neck pain
Whiplash
Knee pain
Patellofemoral syndrome
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes
Chronic tendonitis (in any joint)
Vulvodynia
Piriformis syndrome
Repetitive strain injury
Foot pain syndromes
Myofascial pain syndrome
Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS)


AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS

Irritable bowel syndrome
Interstitial cystitis (Irritable bladder syndrome)
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
Inappropriate sinus tachycardia
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (Complex regional pain syndrome)


OTHER CONDITIONS THAT CAN OCCUR IN PATIENTS WITH PPD

Anxiety
Depression
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Eating disorders
Substance use disorders

OTHER SYMPTOMS

Insomnia
Some patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), (aka Myalgic Encephalitis or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease*)
Paresthesias (numbness, tingling, burning)
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Dizziness
Pseudoseizures
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Globus sensation
Burning chest pain (resembles acid reflux)
Difficulty breathing
Chronic cough
Spastic dysphonia
Chronic hives
Hypersensitivity syndromes (to touch, sound, smells, foods, medications)

* Systemic exertion intolerance disease has been identified by the Institutes of Medicine as an organic disorder. There remains controversy about this disorder and its relation to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).


PPD does NOT include:

Cancers
Rheumatoid conditions
Infections


DISCLAIMER

Since structural disease processes can also cause the symptoms on this list, it is important to first rule out serious medical conditions with your doctor. Ask your doctor if it’s safe for you to pursue conservative, emotional therapy-based treatment that is recommended for PPD.